this young lady was due to have a caesarean section at a private maternity home yesterday in another state. unfortunately, the anaesthetic was unsucessfully administered & the surgery had to be cancelled. she was subsequently referred to this medical centre for further management.
as i spoke to her, the memories of those early days came flooding back - when, as a trainee specialist, i used to go around doing locums at various GP clinics & maternity homes. it was hard work but
the obstetrician assistant at that maternity home must have been a junior trainee, like i was many years ago. the arrangement was a win-win situation - the obstetrician pays below-market rate for the assistant, who would be more than happy to supplement the income from the day job.
except when something unexpected like this happens.
anyway, for today, we are just glad to help in the safe delivery of a healthy bouncing boy!